Publishers Weekly is reporting a new Penguin’s new campaign to directly sell its titles to customers. According to the article you can buy all their titles at 25% off from their website until Labor Day. But the Penguin site doesn’t reflect this sale yet, that I can find.
I wonder how booksellers feel about being under cut by their supplier?
I just read in the Guardian Unlimited that Bill Bryson’s new book The Life and Times of The Thunderbolt Kid (published by Broadway Books, an imprint of Random House) will hit store shelves on September 12th, but Amazon still has it listed as October 17th.
The paperback is slated for release in May 2007.
to check out the Book TV schedule for the weekend.
And if you have the means, mark your calendar for September 30th in Washington DC. That’s the day of the National Book Festival. So far 70+ authors have committed to appear. That list is here, but no schedule yet, of which ones will be signing. If you make it up there let me know. I’d love to post pics and hear about it. I can’t make it, but I’ll get to make up there one of these years.
The Quills list has been released. This book award show is televised and sponsored/supported by all the major media conglomerates.
Basically everybody gets to vote on their favorite books and the books with the most votes wins. You can vote for your faves here. The polls close on September 30th.
The site also shows videos from last year’s award show. Here’s a list of the 2005 Quills winners.
The 2006 Quills will be shown on NBC, October 10th from New York City.